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Old 08-05-2016, 06:20 PM   #1
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I'm back...

Hello all you FR owners. I am returning to the forum after a few-years long hiatus. That's the bad news, the good news is that I still own a Forest River Salem, but a newer one. I bought a used 1999 Forest River Salem 26BH. This spring (2016), my wife and I pickedup a 2003 Forest River 25BHSS, and sold the 1999 26BH. Purely coincidence that I ended up buying two different FR Salem bunk houses, which is certainly not a bad thing. A couple observations, one, the trailers looked so much alike, that most people didn't know we upgraded except I had them BOTH in my yard for a short while. Second, the physical box length is only 1 foot different, but the 2003 sits up higher and looks much shorter. Third, the 2003 is built much "cheaper" than then 1999. I am amazed at the difference in quality in years of production.

So, some might question trading up to a trailer that was so similar, which can be explained with one simple hyphenated word. Slide-out! The newer one appeared to be less used, and has a fantastic slide-out. After some time with the 2003, it turns out there are more things wrong than I had anticipated, but we got it for a stealmof a price and I have fixed most of the issues at little cost.

Glad to be back, I hope to stay better involved in the future.

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Old 08-05-2016, 06:57 PM   #2
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Welcome back to the forum. As you know lots of good folks here to help you if you still have issues. Later RJD

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Old 08-06-2016, 03:35 AM   #3
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Welcome back from Arkansas.
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